Working at a computer all day, typing 100 miles (or words!) an hour, can really take its toll on your hands and nails. I’m just getting over winter and my nails turning blue (yes, it really WAS that cold in my office!).
There’s nothing better, or more girly than going to get my nails done! It’s one of my favourite things to do.
With so many nail salons about now, it’s hard to know where to go. Who’s the best value for money, who offers the best service, who can fit you in on short notice and who has the best atmosphere?
To be honest, I’m an ‘in and out’ kinda girl. After a long day at work, I quite like to sit there, relax & unwind whilst getting a pretty colour painted on my nails.
That’s why I love the Mint Nail & Beauty Bar. With six salons across the country, they offer a wide range of beauty treatments, all at competitive prices.
It’s everything you need under one roof. Need your nails done? Facial? Spray tan? Eyebrows done? Then mint is your place! They will also wax the living day lights out of you if you like!
I have been coming to Mint for around 3 – 4 years where I always get my gel nails done. They use all OPI products which are my all time favourite. Is it awful that I always want to pick a colour just because of its name?!
I really like the short, natural look (think Kimmy K!) and I always tend to go for the same three colours – Red, Black or French.
You can’t go wrong with these 3 classics. Sometimes I want to take a walk on the crazy side & pick a ridiculous florescent pink, but then chicken out at the last minute (probably for the best!).
The gel polish is a long lasting layer of nail varnish which will last between 2 to 4 weeks. It has been known that I have lasted a whole 5 weeks. Any longer though and my nails would have walked themselves to the Salon!
The girls working there are always smiling and the good thing about Mint is they do go out of their way to accommodate walk in appointments. It’s ALWAYS busy and I ALWAYS try to book.
When working in Birmingham I used to pop to the Birmingham branch on my lunch and get my nails done. Now, and thankfully, with me working closer to home, I go to the branch based at the Merry Hill Centre.
This particular time I was going to get my holiday nails done. This is always something I look forward to the most. Getting a new, bright colour for my holidays and knowing that holiday is just around the corner just makes me giddy with glee!!
I decided to break my mould and go for “Sweet Morning Dew”. Yes, OK I caved into the cute name and fell in love. It’s a soft coral which is not too in your face, but is a bit more daring than a ‘normal, every day life’ colour!
The gel process takes around 35 minutes and is 100% dry when you leave the Salon.
If you’re based around the Birmingham/West Midlands area, then take a look at their website here to see the treatments that they offer, their prices & their online booking form.
Happy pampering! x x x